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Corn plants exhibiting lesion mimic mutants

Wayne Flanary, regional agronomist, University of Missouri Extension

Last year, several Extension agronomists across the state found corn fields that had the plant leaves dying prematurely. Plants were sent to the diagnostic lab where they were tested for various abiotic problems. Nothing was found. Samples were sent to K-State to be tested for viruses and again nothing was found.

This year, we have found more fields exhibiting these symptoms. There

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